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2008 NYC Construction Codes Required on July 1



In the first major modernization of the city’s building codes in nearly 40 years, on July 1 the 2008 NYC Construction Codes will be mandated by the New York City Department of Buildings for all new construction. The one-year interim period to use the 2008 NYC Construction Codes or the 1968 Building Code also ends on July 1.


In the first major modernization of the city’s building codes in nearly 40 years, on July 1 the 2008 NYC Construction Codes will be mandated by the New York City Department of Buildings for all new construction. The one-year interim period to use the 2008 NYC Construction Codes or the 1968 Building Code also ends on July 1.

The 2008 New York City Construction Codes are based on the International Building, Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Codes. The New York City Fire Code, which took effect on July 1, 2008, is based on the International Fire Code. The New York State codes also are based on the I-Codes.

 “Consistent codes throughout the state enhance public safety, help contain construction costs and may lower insurance rates,” says Richard P. Weiland, Code Council CEO.  

The 2008 NYC Construction Codes coordinate with codes used in jurisdictions nationwide.



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